September 27, 2021

Richard A. “Dick” Grenier


Richard A. “Dick” Grenier, 67, formerly of Rehoboth died Friday July 17, 2020 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Born in Woonsocket and raised in Manville he was a son of the late Leonard and Alice (Garceau) Grenier. He resided in Rehoboth for many years.

Dick was a graduate of Lincoln High School Class of 1970. He attended Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Management from Johnson & Wales University.

Dick was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1971-1976 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Dick was employed with Raytheon Corporation in Portsmouth, RI as an acoustic engineer, in the submarine division for over 35 years before retiring in 2013.

Dick served the community as the Veterans Affairs representative for the Town of Rehoboth. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America as Assistant Scoutmaster. He also volunteered his time at the Rehoboth senior center.

Dick enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. Some of Dick’s other interests included cars, music and science fiction. Dick was totally committed to his family and friends. He treasured every moment spent with those who were closest to his heart, his kids and grandchildren.

Dick is survived by a son Jason Grenier and his companion Amy Wilson of Westport, and three daughters Nicole Grenier and her companion Kenneth Bouche of Riverside, Erin St. Pierre and her husband Jeffrey of Riverside and Sara Nett and her husband Peter of Attleboro. He was the proud grandfather of Evan, Lucas, Kenzie, Zachary and Leonard. He is also survived by his brother David Grenier and his wife Jo Ryan of Peoria, AZ and his former wife of 40 years Carol (McNulty) Grenier of Rehoboth.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday August 3, 2020 at 10:00 am in St James Church Division St. Manville. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manville.

Visiting hours are Sunday from 4-7 pm in the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave. Woonsocket. Please note all public health guidelines will be followed including masks, distancing and capacity. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association RI Chapter 1 State St. Suite 200 Providence RI. 02908 or


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